Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Notations About Luggage on the Manifest
We discussed the Fecht family's manifest in issue 29 of Casefile Clues--here's a bigger screen shot of the manifest. This manifest indicates the luggage the family or individual has, providing some clues as to whose travelling with who if it was not already obvious. The Fechts had 2 cases. In this case, the brackets used to indicate who has what cases, aren't entirely precise as can be seen with Hinrich Fecht and another apparent husband on line 264. But the image does serve to make an illustration. The Fecht family arrived in June of 1868 in New York on the Auguste.